Microsoft Announces Project Scarlett, The Next-Gen Xbox

Microsoft Announces Project Scarlett, The Next-Gen Xbox

Microsoft today teased some its first plans for Project Scarlett, the next-generation Xbox, and the buzzwords make it sound impressive: up to 120 frames-per-second, a solid state drive, ray-tracing, and so on. It’ll be out in the spring of 2020.

And of course, Halo Infinite will be a launch title.

“For us, the console is vital and central to our experience,” said Xbox boss Phil Spencer, adding that it should be designed and optimised for “one thing only: gaming,” a shot at the Xbox One’s original disastrous launch. He then played a sizzle reel of developers pumping up the next Xbox with buzz words about super-fast loading times, huge frame-rates, and other impressive-sounding specs.

As for Xbox’s biggest competitor, earlier this year, Sony semi-announced the PlayStation 5 through a Wired magazine article, in which the company said it would be backwards compatible and have a solid state drive.


  • But guys, it’ll use SSDs *and* Solid State Drives to give us never-before-seen frame rates – like 120FPS!!

    Seriously though, the tech behind it sounds god but that announcement trailer was awful

  • They just repeated the specs for the PS5. Strange they were very vague about the hardware. Where was the flops? No mention of flops? I want more flops….

  • Up to 120FPS … yeah, but then you’re going to continue to push 4K and beyond (obsessively), so we’ll be lucky if we even get to see stable 60FPS titles coming out … once again.

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